In the 2016 race between Sanders and Hillary Clinton, the Iowa caucuses saw some suspicious activity and there was some controversy over improbable coin toss results, but nothing like the furor we’ve been seeing over Iowa for the last several days. It wasn’t until the Nevada caucus that things really started to get crazy in the 2016 race, and we’re still a couple of weeks out from that.
So we’re way ahead of schedule in terms of emotional intensity tied to this presidential primary race, and possibly at a more heated point after the very first 2020 primary contest than at any point in the 2016 race between Sanders and Clinton. And it’s only going to get crazier from here.
And that’s just looking at the US Democratic presidential primary. Later this month we’ve got the beginning of Julian Assange’s extradition trial, we’ve got the OPCW narrative managing its own scandal by smearing the whistleblowers who revealed that the US, UK and France almost certainly bombed Syria in 2018 under false pretenses, we’ve got continuing revelations that pretty much everything the Trump administration told the world to justify the assassination of Qassem Soleimani was a lie, we’ve got an escalating new cold war between the US and Russia, increasing establishment attempts to censor the internet, an increasing propaganda war against China, the general militaristic belligerence of the US-centralized empire, and God knows what else.
As I said back in November, things are going to get weirder and weirder throughout the foreseeable future. We’re coming to a point in history where the only reliable pattern is the disintegration of patterns, and 2020 has come storming out of its corner swinging for the fences working to establish this pattern with extreme aggression. We’re not going to hit a point of stability or normality this year, we’re going to see things get crazier and crazier and crazier. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I know it’s going to be nuts.
Caitlin JohnstonThings Are Only Going To Get Weirder
“I often hear people in my line of work saying ‘Man, we’re going to look back on all this crazy shit and think about how absolutely weird it was!’
No we won’t. Because it’s only going to get weirder.”https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/things-are-only-going-to-get-weirder-888764673704 …
And I do mean exceptional. Whatever you’re doing now, do more. Start cultivating new habits to keep yourself lucid and serene, and start now before things get super crazy. Work out your issues with your family and with yourself.
Remember to move your body in ways that feel good to you.
Carve out some time out each day for just being quiet with yourself.
Notice the beauty around you. Give cuddles, get cuddles.
Take a shower and sing your heart out.
Feel your feet on the floor, nestle your bum into your chair and listen to yourself breath like it’s a song on the radio.
Yawn. Belch. Stretch. Roar. Put on some loud music and rock out.
Whatever you know works for you to get you out of your head and back in to your body, remember to do it, and remember to do it regularly. Make it habitual.
Be proactive with this rather than reactive; if you wait until you have to react to things going ass-side up later on it’s going to feel like you’re fighting to get your head above water. If you do it now you’ll have the mental space needed to navigate tumultuous waters.
This is what will be necessary if you want to engage with the increasingly frenetic narrative matrix in the future. The only alternative will be to disengage completely and throw your attention into escapism, or at least away from politics and news. And if you don’t make the cultivation of mental well-being your first and foremost priority you will be forced, in a very unpleasant way, to disengage anyhow.
TAP – Escape can be good, but where to?! Being aware of the forces of evil ranging against humanity and calling on the forces of goodness – in fact praying in whatever form you wish is also important. Caitlin’s expressiveness is good especially the ‘exercise your body’ advice. But also knowing that we survive spiritually beyond death and our mental state is important then as well as here. There are struggles beyond the grave as evidenced by the actions of trapped souls and demonic presences witnessed in our realm. Keeping your spirit in a state that can win out in the spiritual war is the most important fitness of all. Check out my autobiography if you want more about the spiritual goings-on in this world and beyond. Our spirit is the primary target of our enemies.